Every educator today is faced with the task of preparing young people to work together in building a society based on an honest exchange of labor. Such an aim, however, can be accomplished only in collaboration with the world of practical activity. Neither educators whose minds are turned inwards nor practitioners who exploit for their own private ends the resources and power provided by research for the general good can form a basis on which an authentic culture appropriate to our age can grow. Collaboration between educators and practitioners is thus something that goes to the roots of our existence.

Armin Hofmann